This week on Spawned, we got wind of one of the coolest cool picks of the week: Move For Hunger. Recommended by our guest, Art of Happy Moving author Ali Wentzke. She recommends Move For Hunger to her clients and readers as an incredible idea for making your kitchen packing easier, cutting back on food waste, and above all, helping hungry families in need.

It’s a new-to-me org, even though they’ve been around for more than 10 years, having delivered more than 16 million pounds of food to US food banks in an effort to cut back on the 40% of wasted food that’s produced in our country each year. Whoa.

Hunger in America stats from Move for Hunger

Essentially,¬†Move For Hunger is a network of “socially-responsible relocation companies.” When you’re moving, set aside your unopened non-perishable items (so yes to soup cans and boxes of pasta, no to those freezer-burnt popsicles), and they’ll deliver it to a local food pantry.

If you’re a realtor, landlord, rent out your home through Airbnb ¬†or work in the moving industry yourself, it’s a terrific resource to recommend to clients. If you’re a class parent, PTA member or educator, they can also help you organize a food drive in your school.

Kristen and I were just so happy to learn about them. (And if you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear just how happy we were!)

How to donate food when you move, or host a food drive via Move for Hunger

Hey, they take monetary donations too. You can even raise some money for them right now, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Seems like a beautiful way to teach your kids about all the different ways we can express love for others.

Visit Move For Hunger for more info on what they do, and how you can be a part. 

 

Top image Austin Kehmeier on Unsplash
Other images via Move for Hunger

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